EA has confirmed recent rumors that a new Need for Speed game is racing to the finish line. Yesterday, the gaming giant announced Need for Speed Heat, “the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy” in the series. Heat is currently slated for release on November 8th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Those with EA Access and Origin Access Basic will be able to race into the game a few days early on November 5th.
Heat takes players to a brand new open-world location called Palm City. During daylight hours, all is on the up-and-up with racers taking part in a “sanctioned” competition called Speedhunters Showdown. The goal is, of course, to earn cash to make high-performance vehicles even more high-powered. However, nighttime is a completely different story. This time, players are gunning to earn Rep in underground races while avoiding a “rogue police task force” that wants to bring it all to a screeching halt.
“We’re delivering more options than ever before for players to be unique and make themselves known,” said Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games. “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customization, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up every aspect. From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fuelling everyone’s creativity with this new game.”
There are two editions available for pre-order. The Standard Edition nets players the K.S. Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X. The Deluxe Edition includes that vehicle plus the K.S. Edition styled BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, and the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. Finally, anyone who orders from the in-game shop in Need for Speed Payback will earn a 10% discount for Loyalty.
You can learn much more on the official site and expect to hear more during next week’s Gamescom 2019.